But imagine that the psychological barrier of competing against a player is so impressive that it is Amar in a statue outside the stadiumThe
It is an unusual tribute to an active player who still tops his game, but there is nothing in common about Rafa’s run at Roland Garros. His all-time record is 100-2. The inscription on the statue can be read as well, “Give up hope, all of you who enter here.”
The steel statue is also far from the first rendition of Rafa, which has inspired some … Unusual Artistic tribute over the years.
Here are just a few.
Rafa, in steel
The new sculpture, made by the Spanish sculptor Jordi Diez Fernandez, is made entirely of steel and is about 10 feet long. It shows Nadal playing with his signature intensity, blowing hair as he walks to his sentencing forehand.
But some wondered if it was a little premature, noting that the 34-year-old Nadal does not look close to retirement.
… in bronze
… in clay
The statue was later displayed in a Nike store in Paris.
Some critics noted that the racket is in Nadal’s right hand, even though he plays with the left hand.
… in wax
This is the figure of Nadal’s child in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Amsterdam. Similar waxy avatars of the tennis star have been featured in London and other Madame Tussauds in Istanbul.
… terra-cotta. In
Nadal posed with this terra-cotta statue in Madrid in 2007, where he was competing in a tournament.
Even Rafa seems a little unsure of this.
In Legos. Haha no no it’s Andy Murray
The All England Lawn Tennis & Crochet Club displayed this Lego statue of Andy Murray of Great Britain on the day of the match against Nadal at Wimbledon in 2011.
If it was going to bring Murray’s luck, it didn’t work. Nadal won in four sets.